Born: January 19, 1974 in San Fernando, CA
Family: Sister of Maribel De La Torre (San Fernando City Councilmember)
Previous: Aide, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon
1999-2002: Member, San Fernando City Council
2001-2002: Mayor, City of San Fernando
2006: Primary Candidate for SD-20 (Lost; 44.2%)
2007: Special Election Candidate for Los Angeles City Council (Withdrew)
2007-2010: Member, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
2007-Present: Member, Los Angeles Planning Commission
2013: Candidate for Los Angeles City Council (Lost; 45%)
2015: Candidate for Los Angeles City Council (Lost; 39.0%)
- RECORD-HOLDER: Montanez was the second-youngest woman to serve in the Calfornia State Legislature, being sworn in at age 28.
- In 2001, Montanez and Maribel De La Torre became the first two sisters to serve together on a city council in California.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)